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Posted On: 12 June 2018 03:24 pm
Updated On: 12 June 2021 05:46 pm

9 things to pack when travelling with kids

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It’s that time of the year again. The summer is here and that means it’s time to plan your holiday. By planning your holiday, I don’t mean booking just your hotel stay and your travel tickets or making sure the car you are travelling in if staying within the country is problem-free. I mean planning your holiday with the hyperactive, super fidgety kids of today who need to be kept occupied all the time or they just won’t sit still.

Take a look at the following tips to make your holiday as easy as possible with those kids!

1. Be calm and patient

Pack up and take your patience with you; if you show any signs of agitation, your kids will pick it up and may also do the same.

2.Involve the kids

Keep them involved in the planning stage of the holiday, to get them excited, and ask them to help you with the packing. This will keep them more interested.

3. Try to pack light

It sure won’t be easy to juggle a large number of bags and suitcases along with your energetic kids, so try to pack lightly and sensibly.

4. Keep toys and activities handy

Make sure you keep a supply of books, toys and activities ready for your kids so that when they start becoming irritable or feel bored, they will have something to keep them busy. Don’t forget to pack a surprise for them; it could be a new book or toy, or one they haven’t used for a while, or a new game or activity that will keep them busy they really start getting fidgety.

5. Keep plenty of snacks

Kids tend to become hungry easily and keeping snacks and water handy will keep their hunger satiated, especially on a long journey.

6. Pack extra clothes for the journey

Keep some extra clothing for your kids as travelling may make kids behave in a way they may not normally. This way if there are any accidents with food, travel sickness or wetting their pants, you will be fully prepared. Also, keep some extra layers in case the kids feel cold.

7. Stash any medications that your kid may need

It’s always best to keep any regular medication your kid is taking with you so you don’t have to skip medicine times. Always keep pain medication on hand, just in case your kid gets a fever or suffers from any aches and pains along the way.

8. Baby wipes are a lifesaver!

Even if your kids are older, always travel with baby wipes. They come in especially handy when the seat belt sign is turned on and you have to clean your kids' dirty hands, they spill something on their clothes or on the seat. They are also great as a refreshing face wipe for your kids and yourself.

9. Stock up on diapers and other must need items

If you have a baby or a toddler, make sure you pack extra diapers and bibs, extra clothes, and extra bottles and extra milk powder (if not breastfeeding). You never know what you need on the way so it’s best to be prepared.

Did you find these tips useful? What do you pack for your kids when you travel? Do let us know what you think in our comments section.